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The Tata Group: Challenges in Managing a Large Portfolio

As the Tata group marches ahead with close to 100 companies under one roof, does it make sense to hold on to each of them? If not, should some of them be spun off? A portfolio analysis of the group picks out the potential contenders.

Price Endings and Consumer Perception

What effect does a price of 1999 have compared to 2000? Is the Indian consumer price ending sensitive?

Insights from Complexity Theory: Understanding Organizations Better

Can complexity theory be applied to better understand today’s organisation? A look at some insights on organisation structure and design drawing from this approach.

Jumbo King Vada Pav - A Recipe for Success

The Vada Pav has firmly cemented its place as Mumbai's favourite fast. How can a fast food joint leverage the Mumbaikar's passion for Vada Pavs?

Marrygold: Misplaced Perception Due to Cultural Differences

When Shakespeare wrote, "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet", he definitely did not think of potential misperceptions due to cultural differences. But can a company afford to overlook that in this fast changing age?

The Indian Volatility Index - An effective hedging instrument?

Looking to understand the most effective hedging tools in the stock market? The Volatility Index has the potential to make a great one. Read on to understand its significance in the Indian context.

Indian Cement Industry: Can UltraTech be the next Market Leader?

UltraTech is now the second largest producer of cement and ranks third on profitability. In a dynamic market scenario, the company possesses huge potential but also faces tough challenges. What are these challenges and what must it do to become the number one player in the industry over the long run? Read on to find out.

Thai Economy: Effect of US Slowdown

Does the growth performance of the developed world affect the developing world? And does this linkage hold true in the case of Thailand?

Catapulting Indian Sports to Previous Glories

While cricket is the darling of the masses in India, hockey and football are often said to have received step-motherly treatment. What is the story behind the current state of affairs? Can something be done?

Corporate Financial Restructuring:
An Analysis of Select Cases

Choosing the right mode of financial restructuring can determine success or failure in generating shareholder value.

Sequel making: A strategic choice for a film-maker

Until recently, sequels were not commonplace in Bollywood. What would make a third Munnabhai film tick? Marketing the Adventure Sports Concept

Is there a market for adventure sports in India? What exactly are the kinds of experiences that consumers are looking for? How can a company provide offerings that consumers want? Read on to find out the answers to these questions.

Navneet Publications - Adapting to Changes in the Indian Book Publishing Industry

Given the highly fragmented nature of the Indian book publishing industry, how should industry veteran Navneet Publications adapt? How should it capitalize on the current growth trends in the industry? A strategic analysis recommends the possible growth path.

Takeover of Privately Held Targets: An Indian Perspective

Are the bidder returns in the case of a takeover of a privately held always abnormally high? Read on for an in-depth analysis.

Telecom Industry Pricing: Who is eating into whose Share?

How have pricing plans evolved in Indian Telecom industry? What are the different product lines offered by existing players like Airtel? Are they different from the ones offered by Tata Docomo? How has the entry of new players, such as Tata Docomo, MTS, and Uninor affected the Telecom industry in India?

The Coffee Day Journey, Cup by Cup

A look at the rapid growth journey of Amalgamated Bean Coffee Trading Company Limited


Mr. Sanjay Kalra, Former CEO, Tech Mahindra

Sourav Mukherji, Associate Professor, on Knowledge Management in Indian Software Firms

Dr. Catherine Nickerson, Associate Editor, Journal of Business Communication (Sage)

Dr.Trilochan Sastry, Professor, IIM Bangalore

Dr. Padmini Srinivasan, Assistant Professor, IIM Bangalore

Dr.R. Srinivasan, Associate Professor, IIM Bangalore

Dr. Vijaya Marisetty, Associate Professor, IIM Bangalore

Dr. Rajeev Gowda, Professor, IIM Bangalore
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